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Alexandra Manly is making the best of her big opportunity to leap from domestique to serial winner on the European roads as the Australian track star still leads the Thuringen Ladies Tour in Germany.The double world champion on the track finished second in Saturday's fifth stage, for a fourth podium finish in five days following her hat-trick of wins earlier in the race this week - her first triumphs on the European roads.
At least 35 people have died amid heavy rainfall in northeastern Brazil, as downpours lashed two major cities on the Atlantic coast, in what is the South American nation's fourth major flooding event in five months.In the state of Pernambuco, at least 33 people had died as of Saturday afternoon, as rains provoked landslides that wiped away hillside urban neighbourhoods, according to the state's official Twitter account.
A sensational breakaway try created by Bevan French and finished by Jai Field kept Wigan in touch before they broke Huddersfield hearts to win the Challenge Cup.Despite the heroics of Wigan's Australian duo, the Giants were on course to end their 69-year wait for a cup victory when they led 14-12.
Home favourite Charles Leclerc has secured pole position for the Monaco Grand Prix.The Ferrari driver, born and raised on Monte Carlo's famous streets, held his nerve to deliver an almighty lap under pressure as team-mate Carlos Sainz joined him on the front row.
John Millman has offered a stirring defence of Australia's top men tennis players after their early French Open exit, saying their sporting excellence makes them the equivalent of the country's very best AFL footballers.Millman, a long-time top-100 player on the tour, made his comments in the week when there was familiar disappointment that only one of Australia's eight men's players in the main draw, Jason Kubler, was able to make it into the second round at Roland Garros.
James Tedesco has backed Nicho Hynes' versatility to prove crucial if the Cronulla star is handed a NSW debut by Brad Fittler.Fittler will name his side the June 8 State of Origin series opener on Sunday night, with several crucial calls to be made by the Blues coach and advisor Greg Alexander.
Western Bulldogs coach Luke Beveridge says he can't help but feel sorry for West Coast, but he's backing his friend Adam Simpson to lead the Eagles out of their current misery.The Bulldogs moved into the top eight for the first time this year with a 101-point thumping of West Coast at Optus Stadium on Saturday night.
Labor's hopes for majority government are now pinned on three electorates after a fourth lower house seat went to the Greens.Prime Minister Anthony Albanese on Saturday called last weekend's election an "outstanding result" for the party.
Almost 600,000 Victorians have lodged pandemic rebate claims for pottery classes, museum exhibitions, winery lunches and other events in the month since they were offered.More than a quarter of the applications have been for the theatre and performing arts, with Hamilton and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child most popular, says Tourism Minister Martin Pakula.
Daniil Medvedev and Stefanos Tsitsipas wasted little time in reaching the fourth round at Roland Garros, surrendering a mere 13 games between them.2 seed, cruised past Miomir Kecmanovic of Serbia 6-2 6-4 6-2 in less than two hours.
Paula Badosa and Aryna Sabalenka have joined the exodus of top women's seeds at Roland Garros, leaving world No.1 Iga Swiatek as the only top-10 seed in the singles draw.
Australian Jai Hindley is on the brink of an historic and glorious triumph in the Giro d'Italia after a blistering ride on the famed Marmolada climb on the penultimate stage.Hindley blasted away from the race leader and former winner Richard Carapaz on the last ascent of Saturday's 20th stage to storm into a handsome one minute 25 seconds overall lead with just one potentially career-defining time trial to go.
A stampede at a church charity event in southern Nigeria has left 31 people dead including a pregnant woman and several children.The stampede at the event on Saturday organised by the Kings Assembly Pentecostal church in Rivers state involved people who came to the church's annual "Shop for Free" charity program, according to Grace Iringe-Koko, a police spokeswoman.
John Aloisi has completed a remarkable redemption arc from the coaching wilderness to A-League Men championship winner and believes he and fledgling club Western United are just getting started.The club have received plenty of criticism for their small supporter base, lack of a consistent home ground and the dragged-out process of building their own stadium and training base.
French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz have urged Russian President Vladimir Putin to release the 2500 Ukrainian defenders of the Azovstal steel plant detained by Russian forces, the Elysee palace said.The two European leaders, in a joint call, also urged Putin to accept a direct exchange with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy, the palace said.
The Western Force have kept their Super Rugby Pacific finals hopes alive with a dramatic 27-22 home win over the Hurricanes.A 74th-minute try to centre Byron Ralston and the successful conversion proved decisive after the Force trailed 22-20.
Coach Patrick Kisnorbo says the hurt of a devastating A-League Men grand final loss will drive Melbourne City forward next season.City were heavy favourites for Saturday's grand final and expected to become the first team to win back-to-back premiership-championship doubles.
Gold Coast are just one game outside the AFL's top eight after dismantling Hawthorn with a 67-point win in Darwin.Three first-half goals for Mabior Chol, an outrageous finish from hometown hero Joel Jeffrey and a starring 24-disposal, two-goal, best-on-ground display from Brandon Ellis helped the Suns cruise away for their fifth win of the campaign.
Western Bulldogs ruckman Tim English has made a stunning return from injury and illness to lead his side to a thumping 101-point AFL victory over hapless West Coast at Optus Stadium.English had been sidelined since round five after a hamstring injury was followed by a serious bout of the flu that required hospitalisation.
Gretel Bueta has inspired the Queensland Firebirds to one of their greatest wins in a 72-68 Super Netball upset of West Coast Fever at Perth's RAC Arena.Needing a victory to restore confidence after a four-game losing streak, the three-time champions did it in style by taking down the second-ranked Fever in a shock result that launched the Queenslanders from seventh to third.